Making Case for Investing in Tunisia

Source : US State Department


Washington — In January 2011, as the world watched the people of Tunisia oust their ruler of 23 years, a group of Tunisian Americans looked for ways they could help their home country make the transition to democracy.

Within a month, the nonprofit Tunisian American Young Professionals (TAYP) was born. “We discussed how we wanted to help Tunisia from a distance,” said one of the group’s founders, Mohamed Malouche, “and [decided] to focus on increasing economic cooperation between Tunisia and the United States.” The guiding mission of the organization, Malouche said, is to help Tunisia benefit from “the culture of entrepreneurship and innovation that exists in this country.”

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